Catholic with an evangelical twist

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Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue Young Adults
Learning from evangelicals isn’t as simple as introducing praise and worship music and talking about a personal relationship with Christ at your next youth group meeting.

Donna Freitas, a theologian and author of Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America’s College Campuses (Oxford University Press), has spent a lot of time with both Catholic and evangelical youth and has a few tips to keep in mind:


Ground rules for a peaceful home

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Article Marriage and Family Young Adults

With more adult children moving back home with their parents due to the economy, experts agree: Establish guidelines in advance to avoid arguments down the road. Communication is the first key keeping everybody happy. Here are tips to ease the transition of the new living arrangements.

For parents:


Coming home to roost: "Boomerang" kids move back in with their parents

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Article Marriage and Family Young Adults
So your son graduated from college, can’t find a job, and needs a place to live—what’s a parent to do?

The first time Mark Bolich Jr. stayed out all night, he faced his not-too-happy parents the next morning.

"You could have called," they admonished him. "You could have sent us a text message. We were worried about you."


Ground rules for a peaceful home

By Michelle Bearden| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Young Adults

With more adult children moving back home with their parents due to the economy, experts agree: Establish guidelines in advance to avoid arguments down the road. Communication is the first key keeping everybody happy. Here are tips to ease the transition of the new living arrangements.

For parents:


Coming home to roost: "Boomerang" kids move back in with their parents

By Michelle Bearden| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Young Adults
So your son graduated from college, can’t find a job, and needs a place to live—what’s a parent to do?

The first time Mark Bolich Jr. stayed out all night, he faced his not-too-happy parents the next morning.

"You could have called," they admonished him. "You could have sent us a text message. We were worried about you."


Will work for peace: Peace studies programs at Catholic Universities

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults
For graduates of peace studies programs at Catholic Universities, the career track can lead to all kinds of interesting places.

In her first job out of college, Erin Hivner has been able to do something many recent grads never get a chance to do: put her major to work.

No, she didn't study engineering or accounting or education, majors that lead directly to jobs in their fields. Hivner graduated in 2008 from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus with a major in peace and justice and a concentration in nonviolent conflict resolution.


Will work for peace by volunteering

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults

Many recent peace studies graduates, like Erin Hivner, spend a year or two volunteering with programs such as the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Catholic Relief Services, or other religiously affiliated programs. Christopher Albanese, a classmate of Hivner's who graduated from ODU in 2009, is also a member of AmeriCorps VISTA, serving as community and faith relations coordinator for Honolulu Habitat for Humanity.


Will work for peace through business

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults

When he was at the University of St. Thomas in the early 1990s, Stephen Bauer combined his entrepreneurship major with a justice and peace studies minor, which confounded more than a few of his classmates.

"People saw these two fields as completely separate," he says. "But it seemed to me very natural to put them together."


Will work for peace with advocacy

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults

Patrick Edrey graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota with a major in peace studies in 2004, and he's worked on the issue of homelessness ever since. He currently serves as a family advocate at Simpson Housing Services in Minneapolis, where he helps families achieve stability and work toward permanent housing.


Will work for peace in law

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults

Tona Boyd graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2003 with majors in government and Spanish and a peace studies minor. During her junior year she oversaw the student peace conference, and after graduation she went on to Harvard Law School. She's currently a clerk on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia and will be working next year as a trial lawyer for the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice.


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